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The UK public sector spends £380bn a year in the private sector. UK local government procurement alone accounts for £60bn a year. This represents a huge market and a significant lever public authorities can use to create and shape markets.

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Current Sentiment in the Procurement World

Current Sentiment in the Procurement World In recent years, the procurement landscape has been undergoing significant transformations, driven by the push towards innovation. The Innovation Procurement Empowerment Centre (IPEC) has been at the forefront of these efforts, aiming to embed innovative procurement practices within public sector organisations. A recent study sheds light on the current […]

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Innovation in Procurement blog

Innovation in Procurement: A Public Body Perspective Innovation in procurement is a multifaceted concept, especially within the risk-averse and budget-stretched environment of the public sector. Some advocate for trials, R&D, market-making, and using competitive dialogue or flexible procedures to ensure full market engagement as part of the process. Empowering SMEs Another approach focuses on creating […]

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Cohort Followers Session

Reflecting on Our First Cohort Followers Session This year, we launched the follower sessions to drive forward a new era of innovation in procurement strategies within local authorities. As part of the broader IPEC Cohort programme, designed to address the growing need for effective and value-driven procurement practices amidst increasing demands and shrinking budgets, our […]

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